Medicine Science and Dreams

Author: David A. Schwartz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048195381
Format: PDF, ePub
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Physician-scientists are unusual creatures. While we are drawn to the clinical challenges of our patients, we are also drawn to the opportunities that our patients’ medical problems bring to science. This book contains the unique experiences and encounters that drew 20 accomplished physician-scientists to this profession. These personal stories are those of people and circumstances that have had profound effects on our career decisions, our creative opportunities, and our lives. These stories also serve to highlight the lessons learned along the way and the distinct attributes of these women and men of medicine and science. Our combined hope is that our collective biographies will enhance the public understanding of our profession, will move people from medicine to science and from science to medicine, and will inspire those who are contemplating this extraordinary profession. “It is a rare gift to benefit from the collective wisdom of so many individuals at the same time. These physician scientists have provided readers with helpful advice and thoughtful encouragement. The interesting and thought provoking essays in Medicine Science and Dreams can be read and digested one at a time or all at once in sequence. They provide lessons to be learned by any physician-scientist, whether just starting out or in the middle of a research career. Schwartz has done readers a great service and has added to the legacy of these prominent and successful physician-scientists.” Book review in JAMA, September 7, 2011—Vol 306, No. 9 by Derek S. Wheeler, MD

The Physician Scientist s Career Guide

Author: Mark J. Eisenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603279086
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Physician Scientist’s Career Guide provides a complete guide to having a successful career as a Physician Scientist. Filled with first-hand experiences and practical advice, it guides readers through each step of this career path, from choosing a degree and training program, to navigating the tenure track, and through the intricacies of applying for and obtaining funding. The volume is unique in that it provides an overview of this entire career path, allowing readers to envision and prepare for their futures. The Physician Scientist’s Career Guide fulfills a unique and crucial need and will be an invaluable guide for medical students, fellows and newly appointed faculty members interested in a career in research.

Medicine Science and Merck

Author: P. Roy Vagelos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521662956
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Medicine, Science, and Merck, the authors trace the careers of a son of Greek immigrants as he mastered three professions and ultimately became the Chief Executive Officer of America's most admired corporation, the multinational, pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., Inc. As the authors show, there was hope even for a wise-cracking kid living through the hard times of the 1930s. Education brought out the scholar in Roy Vagelos, who left his family's small restaurant to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia's Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

What s Past Is Prologue

Author: Eric G. Neilson
Publisher: Providence House Pub
ISBN: 9781577363644
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One doctor's career began more than half a century ago, during World War II; another's began only recently, near the start of the new millennium. One scientist was a Kentucky farm girl who had never dreamed of going to college; another survived the cultural re-education prescribed for intellectuals under China's late Chairman Mao. Despite various backgrounds, these women in science at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine have much in common with each other, and, they hope, with women who will come after. Twenty-seven female scientists share their personal stories of life in academic research. They reveal their family backgrounds and how they became interested in science, research, and medicine. Each relates her educational growth, professional successes and struggles, and life experiences. Time after time, these doctors stress the joy of discovery and the keys to success: caring mentors, strong time management skills, and supportive friends and family.

Philosophical Issues in Pharmaceutics

Author: Dien Ho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9402409793
Format: PDF, Docs
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This anthology provides a collection of new essays on ethical and philosophical issues that concern the development, dispensing, and use of pharmaceuticals. It brings together critical ethical issues in pharmaceutics that have not been included in any collection (e.g., the ethics of patients as researchers). In addition, it includes philosophical issues that are not within the traditional domain of applied ethics. For example, a game-theoretic approach to combating the emergence of antibiotic-resistent pathogens by spreading altruism. A tripartite distinction provides an organized series of discussions that shows the interrelatedness of philosophical issues from the creation of pharmaceuticals, the creation of demand for them, through their delivery to their ultimate consumption.

Why We Sleep

Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144316
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"